19 Jamaican slangs no one uses anymore
The Jamaican patois is a very diverse language all on its own. There are terms that can never get old as well as slangs that have had their time or season.
Here is a compilation of words and slangs that have pretty much faded out of everyday Jamaican language while some are slowly but surely on their way out.
Bashment – hot and trendy, what’s in style, a party.
Mantel - a classless man, the male version of sketel
Booyaka!!! - An expression used when giving a forward
Kinaki - another term for sketel
Bups - To con a man out of money
Bupsie - a woman who cons a man out of his money
Missa Brinks - a term used to define a man who is conned of his money
Maama man - an effeminate male, or a man who is “watchy watchy”.
Scuminar - someone who is a leech.
Crebbe Crebbe - Dirty, not good enough, lanky
Duggu duggu - To have sex
Jukkie Jam - to have sex
Tooku Tooku - shorty and stocky
Boonoonoonus - a term of endearment.
Eggs Up - too "nuff", being inquisitive.
Fall – e – tee - an expression used in awe
Koo kum kum - a very slim girl
Prekeh - a tragedy or calamity
Up to the Time - a phrase made popular by dancehall star Vybz Kartel in the early 2000s.
Life Line …
Don dadda - A leading male figure; leader of a crew.
Almshouse - foolishness or stupidity.
Blouse and skirt - an exclamation said in awe.
Sheg Up - to mess up
Rucks - an athletic term for someone not up to par
Goodaz - A girl with a nice body, a girl who doesn’t sleep around
Brown Dog - An expression of being in awe
Hattaclaps - Judgement
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